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Mean Old Tom - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,561 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 80
Gots: 205 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel.

(Beer added by: dciBA on 03-03-2010)
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-17-2013 01:29:41 | More by mkennedy119
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-16-2013 18:08:24 | More by JGLittle
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-16-2013 01:40:53 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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DTown

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-15-2013 23:58:11 | More by DTown
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brianmandell

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-15-2013 20:05:23 | More by brianmandell
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shigg85

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-14-2013 00:26:34 | More by shigg85
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jlivings757

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-13-2013 01:35:51 | More by jlivings757
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pvo

Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this - it's a medium-bodied stout with a lasting roast flavor. Very well balanced, not too high in alcohol, just a very solid beer. Some might say it's expensive for what it is - I believe I paid around $7 for the 16.9 oz bottle, but I justify that by comparing its price to what I might pay at a bar, though anything is more reasonable that way. In any case, this is one of the more well-balanced stouts that I've had recently.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 22:59:17 | More by pvo
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spointon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-11-2013 22:50:15 | More by spointon
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-11-2013 20:13:27 | More by DC_Brah
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-11-2013 04:08:44 | More by ethanmc12
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-11-2013 01:15:53 | More by BillRoth
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-10-2013 05:13:07 | More by Jordy777
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hermit990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-10-2013 05:09:37 | More by hermit990
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an unbranded stemmed English-style ale glass

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, capped by a light beige one finger head. Average retention, a bit of lacing present. Robust roastiness, espresso and, accents of vanilla cream; slightly reminiscent of a vanilla latte. Bakers chocolate upfront and hints of cream; vanilla beans join in with continued dark chocolate notes. Finishes with big, bold roasted malt, espresso notes, and ample hops smoothed out by returning vanilla notes. Moderately carbonated, heavier side of medium bodied; bordering on full bodied. Smooth, velvety on the palate; exceptional. Overall, this brew was much more bold and robust than expected. A nice enjoyable surprise.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 04:01:19 | More by chanokokoro
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted and reviewed on 11/10/11

Pretty much black in color. Lively, but thick, well-retained mocha tan color cap with a "whipped" appearance.

Chocolate aroma and yes, vanilla, earthy-musty hops, creamy, rollo's with a dry hop tingle.

Full, smooth, clean and exciting mouth feel.

A crisp, jazzy, up-beat side to an aged stout! roastie nuts, mild chocolate, vanilla and cream, maybe a hint of peanut butter and rum in the finish. Dry, earthy hops provide a nice balance. Complexity is good, but the flavor's could meld more, lay this one down for 3 mounths and we might just have a true epic.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 23:32:15 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-09-2013 05:24:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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WheelsPSU

New York

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at High Dive in Park Slope. It poured a heavy black with some red tones around the edges. The tan head was rather large that reminded me of an ice cream float.

The smell is typical of an American stout plus the huge vanilla fragrance. I guess that's from their aging process. Roasted coffee and chocolate also linger.

The taste has loads of bitter chocolate, subtle coffee, cocoa, and of course, the vanilla. There was also something nutty present.

This is an ordinary stout that is gets taken to the next level by the vanilla beans. Very drinkable with medium mouthfeel and a very nice coffee like finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2013 01:06:20 | More by WheelsPSU
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Eric15

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-08-2013 20:38:14 | More by Eric15
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myuncle

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-07-2013 13:00:40 | More by myuncle
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-07-2013 07:52:20 | More by RobinLee
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

12-06-2013 02:56:13 | More by bsnone
Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.